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Your 61 Info-Product Ideas Swipe File

One of the keys to making 5 figures income online is to put out multiple products. But a lot of people hit a roadblock – they put out an info-product or two, and then wonder what else to write about. They end up squinting at a blank page, trying to come up with profitable ideas.

That’s where this “swipe file” comes in, because you’re about to discover 61 ideas for your next report, book, video or other info-product.

Remark: If you don’t have time to create the product, you can use this software to do it for you, click here to see it.

But here’s the best part…

These 61 ideas will easily lead you to hundreds of other ideas – all you have to do is plug in a different hot topic.

For Part 1’s Infoproduct Ideas Swipe Files, we’re going to focus on these 3 hot topics_ Make Money Online, Health and Fitness and Personal Growth.

Let’s take the example of #7, which is “What the World’s Most Successful Direct-Response Marketers Know About Writing High-Converting Sales Letters”

You could easily change that to, “What the World’s Most Successful Social Media Marketers Know About Growing a Business Using Twitter.”

Let’s jump in…

 

Internet Marketing/Make Money Online

Whether the economy is good or bad, people are always looking for ways to make money with their own business. There are parents (especially mothers) who want to stay home with their kids, people who just hate their jobs, and those who just crave independence. Here are some ideas for products catering to this market…

1. The #1 Secret to Getting Traffic

This topic is a perennial favorite among internet marketers, as everyone is always looking for the secret that will pull in the traffic they desire. Another variation on this report is to create something like, “7 Secrets to Getting All the Traffic You Need.”

2. How to Create a Bestselling Kindle Book in Just Two Days

Kindle books continue to be hot, while ebooks on Google Play and Apple are gaining popularity. You can cash in on this trend by teaching people how to research and write a bestseller.

3. Outsourcing Secrets: How to Find, Hire and Motivate a Team of Talented Freelancers

Here’s another enduring trend, because people like to make money without lifting a finger. This sort of product would show people how to outsource all or part of their business.

4. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is a changing landscape as new platforms arrive, some gain popularity, and some change the way they do business with you. You can keep people abreast of these changes with a report, video or even a live seminar.

5. Blogging 101: The Quick and Easy Way to Set Up and Run a Successful Blog

Blogging is still hot, and a great way to join a community, display link bait content, and get traffic from the search engines. Problem is, some people have no idea where to start. You can solve this problem with your product.

6. The Incredibly Easy Way to Create Apps and Software (Even if You Don’t Know a Lick of Code)

As smart phones continue to gain popularity, more marketers are looking at how to cash in on this trend. That’s why this is such a great topic. Think of this as selling the shovels to the gold miners.

7. What the World’s Most Successful Direct-Response Marketers Know About Writing High-Converting Sales Letters

Copywriting is one of the key skills marketers ought to know, yet they generally overlook. You can teach people how to create sales letters, pay per click ads, classified ads, and other sales materials.

8. How to Turn a Simple Idea into a Six-Figure Income

People often have business ideas, but no idea what to do next. This sort of product will give them a blueprint to follow to turn their ideas into cash.

9. The 10 New Traffic Sources Every Internet Marketer Ought to Know

This report taps into the newest traffic sources, either in one specific niche or for all niches. Sources might include marketplaces, new social media platforms, or even offline advertising opportunities.

10. 21 Amazingly Simple Ways to Boost Your Conversion Rate and Make More Money

Here’s a good idea for a general report to show people actionable ways to make more money. Examples include testing copy, learning how to write effective email subject lines and more.

11. How to Set Up Your Order-Taking Website in Less Than an Hour

Some people are “idea people,” but the tech side scares them. That’s why your “easy to understand” report or video on the topic will be welcomed with open arms.

12. Viral Mania: The Secrets of Creating Content That Sweeps Across Your Niche Like a Prairie Fire

Most marketers dream of hitting it big with a viral video or other content, but they don’t know where to start. You can show them how to get more views on their videos, blog posts and other content.

13. Video Star: How to Create Professional High-Quality Videos

Here’s another idea for presenting a technical topic in “easy to understand” terms. Be sure to include recommendations for the latest and greatest video production tools. (Hint: this is a great opportunity to insert your affiliate link for backend sales.)

14. 21 Best Practices for Service Providers

Plenty of people are looking to sell their services, but they struggle with finding and maintaining clients. Your infoproduct could show them how to build a stable service business.

15. Customer Care: The Secrets of Creating Great Customer Experiences That Keeps People Coming Back for More

People often don’t give too much consideration to customer care. This is why you need to really emphasize the benefits of this topic, such as customer retention, more referrals and more backend sales.

16. Million Dollar Ideas in a Snap: How to Brainstorm and Research Killer Business Ideas

Every day we hear stories about simple ideas that explode into profitable businesses. People love hearing these stories and they dream about doing it themselves, which is why this is a great topic.

17. Competition Crusher: Five Proven Ways to Dominate Any Niche

If your market includes business folks who are competitive, then they’ll enjoy learning about how to crush, dominate and win more marketshare in their niche.

18. Mastering Internet Marketing: How to Go From Five Figures to Six figures in Less Than Six Months

This is for the business owners who’ve had some success, but they’re ready to take it to the next level. Bonus benefit: this tends to be a market with money, and they’re happy to purchase high-ticket products to solve their problems.

19. The 10 Secret Habits of Extremely Successful Marketers

Anyone who’s earning for success wants to get their hands on “secrets” than can advance their goals, which makes this sort of product popular.

20. Super Charge Your Productivity: 27 Ways to Make More Money in Less Time

A lot of business owners dreamed of all the free time they’d have once they started their own business, but instead they found themselves working long days. You can help people achieve their dreams by teaching them how to streamline their business and be more productive.

21. Kiss Your Boss Goodbye: How to Brainstorm, Research, Fund and Start a Thriving Six Figure Business This Year

This encapsulates one of the most common dreams – telling the boss to “stuff it” and then going on to start a successful business. Your product can show them how.

 

Health and Fitness

 


This is a great category because your solutions can help people feel better, and in some cases make them look younger, slimmer or otherwise more attractive. Take a look…

22. Amazing Abs: How to Get Impressive Washboard Abs in Just Six Weeks

Another enduring trend – people are forever looking for ways to lose weight and look great. You can create a general product, or one geared towards males, females or some other demographic.

23. Pain Be Gone: The Simple Three Step Method for Reducing Chronic Arthritis Pain

There are a lot of baby boomers who are feeling the effects of age, including ailments such as arthritis. You can tap into this growing market with this sort of an infoproduct.

24. How to Beat Insomnia

There is a “sandwich generation” of people who’re raising their kids while they take care of their elderly parents, and many of them are feeling the effects of stress such as insomnia. Still others suffer from sleep problems due to other stressors, physical problems or mental problems. Thus you tap into this large market with a product like this.

25. 7 Crucial Weight-Lifting Secrets Every Bodybuilder Ought to Know

This sort of product is in demand because bodybuilders are always looking for an edge in developing the perfect, symmetrical body. You might even angle the product towards those who participate in bodybuilding competitions, or you could nichify it by writing it for female bodybuilders or natural (non-steroid use) bodybuilders.

26. Weight-Loss Magic: How to Tap Into Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat

Any diets promising natural methods or ancient methods (think “Paleo Diet”) are popular right now. Just come up with a clever name for your specific diet, and you’re off and running.

27. The Delicious Diet: 101 Low-Calorie Recipes You’ll Love

If there’s one thing that never changes, it’s that dieters don’t want to suffer. That’s why this sort of cookbook is popular.

28. What Personal Trainers Do When They Want to Lose 10 Pounds Fast

This type of product is in demand because it promises “insider secrets” for fast weight loss. For a better product, you may even want to interview personal trainers to get their specific tips and tricks.

29. Sugar is Evil: How to Lose Weight, Feel Better and Looks 10 Years Younger by Breaking Your Sugar Addiction

More and more people are realizing how bad sugar is for their health, yet they feel powerless to break their soda, candy or processed foods addiction. You’ll have a popular product if you can offer a viable strategy.

30. The Top 21 Super Foods to Make You Look and Feel Better Than Ever

You can gear this towards the “anti aging” crowd, or position it as a way to better health for all ages.

31. Stress Busters: 37 Ways to Reduce Stress, Feel Happier and Get Healthier

Plenty of people are looking to get happier and healthier. This sort of product goes right to the heart of the main obstacles to those goals.

32. Danger Signs: 101 Health Symptoms You Don’t Want to Ignore

Here’s another topic with a big market – primarily the baby boomers who’re aging and starting to see health symptoms that they’re worrying about.

33. Sports Dangers: How to Protect Your Teenage Athlete From Concussions, Torn Ligaments and Other Common Injuries

This is a topic that’s really popular right now, as parents, coaches, and doctors discuss the dangers of high school athletics.

34. Ultra Marathon Motivation: How a Former Couch Potato Became an Elite Ultra Marathon Runner

One common obstacle to people getting more active is that they don’t know how to get going from their current level of fitness (couch potato). You can offer true stories and a specific blueprint to make it easy and fun for people to get active.

35. Unlocking Your Health: 99 Keys to a Healthier Body and Mind

You can position this as a general product (as stated above), or you can “nichify it” a bit. Example: Unlocking Your Health: 99 Keys to a Healthier Heart.

36. The No-Fail Diet: A Surefire Nutrition Plan for Stoking Your Metabolism and Getting a Leaner Body

Here’s a product that overcomes a common weight-loss obstacle (that the diet won’t work), while promising a good benefit (a leaner body).

37. The Ob-Gyn’s #1 Secret for Beating Morning Sickness

This product promises professional, “insider” secrets on beating a common problem for pregnant women.

38. How to Recognize a Child That’s Being Bullied

This topic is in the news a lot, as so many bullied children take their own lives. You can also change this topic to recognizing children with depression, eating disorders, ADHD or other ailments that parents worry about.

39. Hidden Hammers: Uncovering The Surprising Reasons You’re Always Getting Headaches (And How to Ease the Pain)

Here’s another topic of enduring popularity, as headaches cause problems with lowered productivity or even missed work and social engagements.

40. Non-Smoker for Life: How to Give Up Smoking for Good

This is a great topic to offer at the beginning of a new year, since so many people make their “stop smoking” resolutions at that time.

41. HIIT It! How to Use High Intensity Interval Training to Burn Fat Fast

High Intensity Interval Training continues to be popular because it takes less time and yet seems to burn more fat than traditional “steady state” cardio.

 

Personal Growth

 


There is a subset of the population who’s always looking to become a better version of themselves. They want more motivation, confidence, happiness and love. Here are 20 product ideas to help them achieve those goals…

42. The Magic of Meditation: How to Find Happiness and Inner Peace Through Meditation

While meditation has been in existence for thousands of years, every day beginners are wanting to explore the topic and find out what it can do for them.

43. The Three Secrets of Getting More Done In Less Time

Here’s another favorite topic that you can nichify if you choose. (E.G., The Three Secrets Busy Moms Use to Get More Done In Less Time.)

44. Success Unleashed: How to Unlock Your Unlimited Potential for Success

A lot of people dream about success, but they never quite reach it. That’s why this sort of topic is useful and popular. You can nichify it too, towards business people, aspiring writers, or anyone else.

45. Clean Sweep: The Surprising Benefits of Getting Organized (And The Easy Way to Get Started Today)

A very common problem for many people is getting organized, which will improve their efficiency. You can create a book or video on the product, or send out daily emails like FlyLady.com.

46. Assertiveness 101: Reclaiming Your Personal Power and Setting Boundaries

Many people are tired of getting trampled on at work and in their personal lives. You can bring them more power and happiness by teaching them how to be more assertive.

47. Personal Power: The Secret of Turning Your Personal Flaws Into Your Greatest Assets

This is a traditional self-improvement product where you can show people how to change the things in their life that they’re unhappy with, while accepting the things they can’t change.

48. Resolution Recalibration: Why You Can’t Stick to Your Resolutions, And What to Do About It

The #1 problem in February of every year is that people fizzle out on their New Year’s resolutions. If you can solve this problem, you’ll have a popular product.

49. You 2.0: Three Easy Steps to Developing Healthy Habits That Last a Lifetime

Here’s an idea – show people how to transform their lives by creating one new healthy habit after another. It’s like the question, “How do you eat an elephant?” Answer: “One bite at a time.”

50. Set the Bar Higher: How to Meet and Exceed All Your Personal and Professional Goals

A lot of people make goals, start strong, and then lose interest. Sometimes they make a mistake which takes them off the path. Your product can address how to get around these obstacles.

51. Motivation Magic: What the World’s Most Successful People Know About Sticking to Their Goals

This would be a great compilation product, where you interview a couple dozen successful people to get their insights about how to get and stay motivated.

52. Wallflower to Party Animal: The Quick and Easy Way to Overcome Shyness in Social Settings

This is a hot topic, as you’ve no doubt seen the drug ads to help people overcome social anxiety. If you can offer a drug-free solution (not a “cure” necessarily, but some solid tips), you may have a popular product.

53. Dream Big: A Blueprint for Changing Your Life in Just 30 Days

Here’s another product idea that you can nichify. For example, the blueprint could be for changing one’s social life, professional life or even marital life.

54. Amazing Achievements: 99 Inspirational Stories of Ordinary People Who’ve Done Extraordinary Things

This product naturally lends itself to doing interviews with inspirational people. Once again, you can nichify if you choose. For example, these could be inspirational stories about weight loss, parenting, or overcoming poverty.

55. The 7 Immutable Laws of Finding Love

Here’s another product you could nichify. Ideas including finding love for people over 40, finding love for busy people, or finding love for single parents.

56. Happiness is an Inside Job: 365 Daily Affirmations to Attract Love, Happiness and Success

If there’s one thing that almost every human on the planet wants, it is to be happy. That’s why this is an enduringly popular topic. You could turn this into a daily calendar, or even a year-long email series.

57. Unlimited Creativity: A Proven Strategy for Breaking Through Your Mental Blocks and Finding Your Muse Again

You could target this product towards specific types of people, such as aspiring authors, painters, musicians or other creative types.

58. Why Fear Destroys Your Life – And How to Get Rid of It for Good

The root of many problems in life tends to be fear. For example, fear of getting a divorce, fear of not being good enough, fear of losing one’s job, etc. This sort of product could tackle this broad topic.

59. Saying Goodbye: A Mourner’s Guide to Gently Navigating Grief

Here’s one problem that will never go away: people who have to deal with the death of a loved one. You can also nichify this to target people who’re mourning specific people (like a spouse or mother) or even pets.

60. The God Guide: How to Find God’s Loving Influence in a Chaotic World

Many religious people go through a crisis of faith – even Mother Teresa confessed to this problem. Your product could help them through this dark period and regain their faith.

61. Make Your Own Luck: Why Some People Have the Midas Touch

A lot of people look around and think others have it so easy in their professional and personal lives. This product can teach people how they too can find more success.

Please leave your comment to let us know if you like this swipe file! If yes, we’ll be having Part 2 soon! 🙂

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How To Create Your Product In 24 Days With Just 1 Hour Per day

Do you have 60 minutes to work on product creation?

The correct answer is “yes.” 🙂

Creating a profitable product doesn’t need to take long. Even if you don’t have a lick of experience, you only need to do about 24 hours worth of work to go from brainstorming an idea to a sellable information product.

Let me make a quick note here: when I say 24 hours, I don’t mean 24 hours from now.

I expect you’ll break up your actual working hours over time.

In fact, what I suggest is that you work just 60 minutes per day for the next few weeks. Just set aside an hour in the evening, and in just 24 days, you’ll have a product ready to sell!

So what should you do during each of those 24 hours?

The answer to that question lies inside this in-depth article.

You’ll get an exact step-by-step plan that will walk you through each task you need to do to go from product idea to product completion.

We’ll cover things under the following three headings…

    1. Preparation (Hours 1-7). I’ll begin by sharing some preliminary steps related to getting your information product ready to write. We’ll spend much of our time here.

 

    1. Production (Hours 8-19). Then, I’ll give you some brief instructions on writing the product.

 

  1. Presentation (Hours 20-24).  Finally, I’ll give you some great ideas for packaging and presenting your new information product so it is “ready to sell”.

Before we dive in, it’s important to note that this is a training module, not a complete course.

It’s not just a checklist, but it’s not a full-blown, every-detail-included course either. It’s an action plan. It’s the cheat sheet from an earlier module with more meat on it.

If you would like a full-blown, step-by-step, comprehensive course that explains all the details on creating your own digital product, CLICK HERE.

Preparation: Hours 1-7

I’ll begin by sharing some preliminary steps related to getting your information product ready to write.

We’ll spend much of our time here as we look at things like topic selection, researching, outlining and other preparation steps.

Hour 1: Determine the Topic Of Your Product

The best way to pick a topic is to find out what’s already selling in your niche and/or what sorts of topics are popular. Then you can create something similar (yet better).

Here’s how to find out what’s popular:

    • Check popular marketplaces such as JVZoo.com, Clickbank.com and Amazon.com. Just search for your niche keywords (such as “organic gardening”) and take note of the top sellers.

 

    • Search for your keywords in Google. Then check out what the top sites in your niche are selling.

 

  • Browse blogs, forums and social media groups in your niche. See which topics keep coming up again and again. Also take note of which topics tend to get a lot of views and responses.

If you go through all these steps, then you’ll have a good idea of exactly what’s popular and what’s selling.

This is the type of product you’ll want to create too. 🙂

Hour 2: Choose A Title For Your Product

Some people are going to decide whether to purchase your product just based on the strength of your title. That’s why we’re devoting a full hour to brainstorming the perfect title and subtitle.

Keep these tips in mind:

    • Provide a benefit. The title and/or subtitle should let prospective buyers know the benefit of your product. Consider this classic book as an example: “How to Win Friends And Influence People.” There are two benefits right in the title.

 

    • Arouse curiosity if possible. A good way to do that is to use a word like “secrets” (e.g., “The Secrets of Getting All the Traffic You Want”).

 

  • Use trigger words. These include words such as: you, how to, secrets, revealed, discover, amazing, revolutionary.

Hour 3: Register The Matching Domain Name and Secure Hosting

Your next stop is to go to a trusted domain registrar such as NameCheap.com to register your domain.

Here are a few tips:

    • Buy a .com. Most people still think of domain names as .com names, so don’t bother with .info, .biz or similar names.

 

  • Make it short and memorable. My domain name at Earncome.com is a good example of a short, memorable and highly brandable name.

Finally, you’ll need webhosting through a company such as HostGator.com (or your favorite host). Be sure to change the DNS (domain name servers) in your domain name dashboard so that your domain points to your location at your new host.

Next up…

Hour 4: Research Ideas To Include In Your Product

Now it’s time to figure out what topics your product is going to include. Here’s how to kick off this research:

    • Check the table of contents (TOC) of popular products. You’re not going to copy these products, but you do want to check the TOC to see what topics they include.

 

    • Return to the blogs, forums and Facebook groups. Check what sorts of information people offer when they answer a related question. Also, take note of what people are repeatedly asking about in relation to your topic, as that will tell you it may be something worth including in your product.For example, maybe you’re writing a report about bodybuilding nutrition. And perhaps you see repeated questions about exactly how many calories someone should eat. You’ll want to include a formula that people can use to determine the answer for their weight, height and activity.

 

  • Check product reviews. This will also tell you what your prospects feel is lacking in the current solutions out on the market.

So once again, the idea here is to be sure your product is better than the current solutions on the market by improving on their weaknesses.

Hour 5: Brainstorm Other Ideas For Possible Inclusion

Your hour of research should have given you a really good idea of what to include in your product. Now it’s time for you to sit down and brainstorm other ideas for possible inclusion.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Is there an easier way to get good results?
  2. Is there a faster way to get good results?
  3. What sorts of twists can you offer on the old standby methods in your niche?
  4. What sorts of examples can you include to make the concepts easier to understand?
  5. What additional tips can you offer to make it easier for your customers to achieve their goals?
  6. Can you offer any additional materials such as a checklist or worksheet?

Now let’s take all this information and arrange it…

Hour 6: Arrange Your Ideas Into a Workable Outline

Your outline will include an introduction, a conclusion, and then the body of your report. There are two ways to arrange your outline:

First method: Sequentially. This is chronological, “step by step” order. This is the preferred method for a “how to” report. Your outline will look something like this:

A. Introduction

B. Step 1
-How to do Step 1
-Tips and examples

C. Step 2
-How to do Step 2
-Tips and examples

D. Step 3
-How to do Step 2
-Tips and examples

E. Conclusion

Second method: Systematically. This is where you group topics together by some other logical relationship.

For example, you may arrange your topics in order from beginner to intermediate to expert level. Be sure to include plenty of tips and examples for each topic.

For example:

A. Introduction

B. Beginner Topic
1. Explanation of topic.
2. Examples.
3. Tips.

C. Intermediate Topic
1. Explanation of topic.
2. Examples.
3. Tips.

D. Advanced Topic
1. Explanation of topic.
2. Examples.
3. Tips.

E. Conclusion

In order to prepare for the next step, you’ll also want to write down an estimate of approximately how many pages you’d like to write for each section. You won’t necessarily split up each topic into an equal number of pages. Give the most important or complex topics more pages to fully explain them.

TIP: Aim for about 12 pages total, which will produce a 45-60 minute video.

Next…

Hour 7: Decide Upon A Goal Number Of Pages To Write, And Divide Into Three Assignments

What you’re going to do is work for nine hours, which will be divided into three assignments. Your goal is to write about 12 pages.

That means you’ll need to write four pages for each writing session (which is a very modest goal).

Let’s move on to the production section…

Production: Hours 8-19

Hours 8-11: Complete Writing Assignment #1,
Hours 12-15: Complete Writing Assignment #2,
Hours 16-19: Complete Writing Assignment #3

Now it’s time to get down to the business of writing. If you created a detailed outline, then this is just a matter of writing each section.

Refer to previous CONTENT modules for further assistance on writing.

Here are tips to boost your productivity and come out with a better end product:

    • Get rid of distractions. Shut off the phone, shut off the TV, close unnecessary browser windows, and ask your family or house mates not to disturb you.

 

    • Do writing sprints. Some people find it easier to write if they set a timer for 20 minutes and work as quickly as they can until the timer goes off. Then take a two to five minute break, reset the timer, and do another sprint. You can get a lot done during every three-hour block.

 

  • Close research windows before writing. It’s a good idea to research things, but close those resources before you actually start writing. That way you don’t accidentally make your content sound similar to someone else’s content.

Once your document is done, then move on to the next step…

Presentation: Hours 20-24

It’s time to put on some finishing touches and convert your manuscript into a “premium” VIDEO product that you sell for $47 or more!

Hour 20: Prepare Your Product Document

Once you’ve written the first draft, then you can prepare your document using these three additional steps:

    • Pad: Here’s where you add additional content to strengthen and improve your product. For example, if you discover that one of your instructions for completing a step isn’t detailed enough, then you may add in extra instructions, tips and examples to make it as useful as possible for your readers.

 

    • Polish: This is where you give the document itself a little spit and polish to make it shine. The idea here is to format it so that it’s easy to read. For example, break a long paragraph up into a bulleted list.

 

  • Proofread: Finally, give your document one final read to look for typos, factual errors and other problems.

Hour 21: Package Your Product Document, Part 1 (Contents)

Your report itself is complete, but now you need to add a few pages to the package to complete the product. Here’s an example of a way to arrange these pages:

    • Title page. Includes your title, subtitle and author name.

 

    • Legal page. This page includes your copyright information, information about piracy, and other legal issues.

 

    • Author page. This is your author bio page, where you insert a few paragraphs about yourself. This bio should relate to your experience with the topic.

 

    • Special offer page. Here’s where you can insert a special offer for a related product.

 

    • Product content. Next, you insert your product document.

 

  • Resources page. At the end of the product you may include a list of useful resources. These may include your own products, other people’s products (with affiliate links, where applicable), paid resources and free resources.

In the next hour, you’ll continue with packaging your document. Take a look…

Hour 22: Package Your Product Document, Part 2

Now that you’ve put your product together, let’s focus on the cosmetics. This may include:

    • Header and footer. This may include information such as the product name, author name and the page number.

 

    • Margins. Generally, an easy-to-read document includes 1” margins on the top, bottom, left and right.

 

    • Fonts. While your document shouldn’t look like a circus with a dozen different fonts, you may use two or three different fonts for the headlines, subheadlines and body text.

 

    • Headlines. Insert headlines to break up sections and draw the reader’s eyes back into the text. Headlines should be benefit driven, and when possible they should arouse curiosity. Be sure to put headlines in bold font.

 

    • Styles. You may use a document template to create a polished look.

 

    • Colors and highlights. Again, you don’t want to go overboard with these elements, but you can emphasize certain parts of the text with different colored fonts and highlights.

 

  • Graphics, screenshots and photographs. Use graphics to break up the text and to help illustrate concepts.

Once your document is complete, you have a product ready to go. But let’s finish off by creating a slide-share video…

Hour 23: Create PowerPoint® To Match Main Points

You can use PowerPoint® or an alternative to create your slides, such as Prezi or PowToon. Here are tips for helping you create your slides:

    • Pull out the main points and put on slides. You won’t want text-heavy slides. Instead, put a couple of the main points you want to cover on each slide.

 

    • Insert graphics. You use illustrations, screenshots, photographs, infographics, charts and other graphics to break up the text and provide visual interest.

 

  • Be sure it’s appealing. This means you add visual interest to each slide (such as a photo), plus you keep the slides moving to hold interest. You can add in extra effects such as fades to make it more visually interesting.

Once your slides are ready, you’ll be ready to do the last step and the final hour…

Hour 24: Record a 60-Minute Screen Capture Video From the Manuscript

For this step, you’ll need a couple tools:

    • A quality mic so you can record narration. There’s a good chance you already have a good mic that produces high-quality sound for recordings. If not, check out the Audio Technica line of mics.

 

  • Screen recording and video editing software. A good option is Camtasia software.

Now what you’ll do is read your manuscript while flipping through your slide show presentation. Here are a few dos and don’ts to make this a good presentation:

    • Do some practice runs. You want to be able to give the narration smoothly while flipping through your slides.

 

    • Don’t be a monotone. Offer some enthusiasm in your voice. Check the samples on a site like Voices.com to see how the pros do it. (Or hire your own pro through the site.)

 

  • Do edit the video. You don’t have to do it 100% perfectly in one long take. You can start and stop your narration and slide show, and then piece the components together later. Just be sure that you have the mic the same distance away and that you talk in the same manner throughout the pieces so that they aren’t markedly different.

 

Closing Thoughts

So now that you know exactly what to do, the next step is to get started. Start with “Hour 1” and within a few days you too can have your own high-quality product ready to sell!

Like I said earlier, this is one of the weekly training modules – it’s not a full-blown course. If you would like a full-blown course, my recommendation would be the Digital eCommerce Blueprint.

How To Launch Your Digital Product Online Business Today

 

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